Wasting our money with wind farm hot air

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From: Karl Sheridan, Selby Road, Holme on Spalding Moor, East Yorkshire.

WHILE listening to a radio programme I was interested to hear a Conservative spokesman expanding on their promise, should they be elected next year, that they would not allow further turbines to be built on land.

That was a plus I thought, but then was surprised when he admitted that we already meet and exceed the EU’s green quota as regards turbines in this country. He then admitted that the average turbine life is only between 10-15 years so the blight would soon disappear anyway.

Surely on that reasoning they have been the most costly ‘green’ exercise ever inflicted on us – and quite frankly we would have been far better served by building a new generation of nuclear power stations years ago.

The cost and upheaval of these turbines, and the huge subsidies paid out have caused, leads me to voice one comment – don’t governments know how to waste our money!

From: Andrew Mercer, Guiseley.

NO wonder energy policy is in a mess when David Cameron makes a great song and dance about putting up a turbine on the side of his house, and now he wants to do away with them for purely electoral reasons.